J-Pole antennas are one of the true works of electrical engineering that gives us a smaller footprint vertical with no need for a ground plane. But how do these things work? Here is a great presentation from Dr. Ed Fong WB6IQN explaining. Other articles and information on J-Poles available here: The DBJ-1: A VHF-UHF Dual-Band […]
Area simplex nets are starting to form in the New River Valley. In the interest of gathering information for distribution, this page will serve files from captures of the data when available. File type is a .KMZ file that can be imported or opened by Google Earth. Please check back for additional files. Simplex-Net-2019-10-01 Simplex-Net-2019-09-24 […]
On September 3rd, there was an informal net communication that went out to the club email list. While this wasn’t an official club activity, I took interest in the information that was gathered and attempted to create a mapping of the contacts. Below is the resulting map image and a link to the Google Earth […]
The NRVARC will be setting up an information/demonstration tent at this year’s Kids Fishing Rodeo at the Izaak Walton League Park in Christiansburg, VA., Sunday May 5th, 2019 from Noon until 5pm. This club outing is organized by KN4OOG (Cindy) and KN4CQV (Bill), so if you would like to help out, please contact them. More […]
If time and circumstances permit, we will be posting recordings of our Nets for the purpose of training and helping radio operators hear their own station as re-broadcast from the Cloyd’s Mountain repeater.
This is just a list of Nets that are of special interest to locals to the New River Valley area, or subject matter of interests to the club. If you would like something to be added, please use the contact page. Be sure to include a link to more information about frequencies, schedule, etc. Local […]
2018 ARRL Field Day was a great time! New this year were the “Radio Rummage Sale” which was a great hit! Check out our pictures from the event, and click HERE to see the presentation on the contacts made.
I’ve recently bit the bullet, and decided to try out digital radio, more specifically, DMR. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that it’s really frustrating and confusing in the beginning, much like those 3D prints they used to sell at the mall back in the 90s. You remember? It’s the ones that you had […]